Call for abstracts: Fourth World Irrigation Forum (WIF4)

The Fourth World Irrigation Forum (WIF4), together with the 74th International Executive Council (IEC) Meeting, jointly hosted by ICID, the Ministry of Water Resources of the People’s Republic of China, and the Chinese National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (CNCID), and organised by the China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research, will be held 16-22 April 2023 in Beijing, China.

The Forum's theme is "Modernisation of Irrigation Systems." Modernisation of irrigation systems requires a holistic improvement of resource mobilization, delivery to farm gates, water-saving techniques, management practices, policies, institutions, and financing mechanisms that yield agricultural, social, environmental, and economic benefits. The Forum aims to highlight the significance of modernising irrigation systems and will discuss in-depth the sub-themes listed below: 

  • Sub-Theme 1: Policy and strategy for modernisation of irrigation systems
  • Sub-Theme 2: Technology for modernisation of irrigation systems
  • Sub-Theme 3: Financing for modernisation of irrigation systems
  • Sub-Theme 4: Performance assessment of irrigation systems

The WIF4 is accepting abstracts and full papers through July 15, 2022. See below for the submission and notification schedule. 

  • Submission of extended abstracts (max. 300 words)           -   15 July 2022
  • Notification of Acceptance                                                                  -   15 August 2022
  • Submission of full paper (10 pages of A4 size)                          -   15 October 2022
  • Notification to the author regarding oral/poster presentation  - 15 Dec 2022